Meet Harry Hoover
Except for a military stint spent in Texas and college in Chapel Hill, Harry Hoover has always lived in Mecklenburg County. His ancestors, the Hoovers came to the area in 1751. His other forebears, the Todds, the Ingles, and the Gaffneys followed closely thereafter.
Harry graduated from West Mecklenburg High School, attended Central Piedmont Community College, and completed his BA at UNC-Chapel Hill. He spent six years as a radio and newspaper journalist, covering cops and courts, hosting a daily call-in talk show, serving as managing editor and performing color commentator duties for UNCC basketball.
His communications career spans 35 years and runs the gamut from print and broadcast journalism, government and corporate communications to advertising and public relations agencies.
He was assistant director of Mecklenburg County Public Service and Information, then worked at a PR firm and an advertising agency, prior to starting his own agency in 2001. He and his business partner, Brant Waldeck, own My Creative Team, a marketing agency they formed in 2007 that makes Fortune 1000 companies look good.
Harry and his wife, Terry, a mystery author, live near Lake Norman where they are often visited by their son, daughter and grandsons.